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Happy Adoption Day! by John McCutcheon
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Happy Adoption Day! (edition 2001)

by John McCutcheon, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)

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Title:Happy Adoption Day!
Authors:John McCutcheon
Other authors:Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2001), Paperback, 32 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:adoption, picture book

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Happy Adoption Day! by John McCutcheon

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This book is actually a folk song that was adapted for a picture book. It's the story of the day this child came home to their adoptive parents. It's a wonderful book because it tells children who have been adopted that, although they're not like their parents biologically, they are loved just as if they were. One line that I especially liked was, "but we had a voice and we had a choice/we were working and waiting for you." It also lets children who match their parents biologically that even though adoption is different from how their family was made, it's not at all wrong. ( )
  hphipp2 | Dec 5, 2014 |
A beautifully written book about adoption. It is really telling a child that even though they may not look exactly like their parents, or the rest of the family, they are just as loved.
  Lilith13 | Nov 29, 2014 |
The story is about a family who decides to adopt a child and care for him as if he were theirs. Both, the father and the mother are very excited to be able to expand their family and they decide to have a celebration for adoption. The book shows unconventional families and the love they share. It is a great book to help students understand that different doesn't mean wrong. A lot of kids are exposed to these types of families and might be adopted, and I think it is a good idea for them to be able to relate to the story and other people. ( )
  cvarela | Oct 10, 2014 |
age 3-5, Pierce College Library
  SWong4512 | May 28, 2014 |
A story about a child who is adopted and the celebration of the adoption
Ages:3-5
Source: Pierce College Library
  marainajudd | May 17, 2014 |
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Parents celebrate the day on which they adopted their child and continue to reassure the new addition to their family that it is wanted, loved, and very special.

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